Summer Heat in Pakistan Breaks 61-Year-Old Record

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Even in areas where it was raining more than usual, April 2022 was warmer than average and 74% lower than normal in terms of precipitation.

Rainfall in Punjab (89 percent below average), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (79), Balochistan (78), Azad Jammu Kashmir (56), and Gilgit-Baltistan (51 percent below normal) were all reported by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

April was the hottest month since1961, with a monthly average temperature of 28.36 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest month since 1961. In 2010, the temperature was 27.43 degrees Celsius.

It was 5.02 degrees Celsius higher than the normal of 31.79 degrees Celsius, according to the Met Office’s national mean maximum (daytime) temperature for the country. It has been the hottest April day in 61 years. In 2010, the temperature was 35.31°C.

Larkana (Sindh) had 38.0 millimetres of rain on Thursday, April 21. Many stations in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan received little or no rainfall, whereas Mirkhani (KP) had the wettest night and the highest monthly total of 67.8 mm.

Sibi and Jacobabad saw the maximum daytime temperatures of 49 degrees Celsius on April 28 and 30, breaking the previous record of 48 degrees Celsius set on April 30, 2018.

At Babusar on the 13th and Bagrote (GB) on the 21st of April 2022, the lowest day (9 degrees Celsius) was recorded.

Kalam (KP) reported the coldest night (1.5 degrees Celsius) on 1 April, while Multan Airport (Punjab) registered the hottest night (29.5 degrees Celsius) on 18 April 2022.